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hospitals. after a lifetime of working in west virginia coal mines, steve day's doctors found he had black lung from breathing in so much coal dust. the disease scars and shrinks the lungs. once again it's on the rise among miners. >> my doctors say my lungs are shot. >> reporter: he says he can't be far from his oxygen tanks and in 2005 he was awarded a $1,000 a month disability benefit under a federal program for coal miners with black lung. but day's coal company appealed the case and then won after it hired a doctor at one of the country's most prestigious hospitals, johns hopkins in baltimore. dr. paul wheeler found day did not have disabling black lung, the same opinion he has given against hundreds of coal miners who also had been denied benefits. for dr. wheeler's opinions, the coal companies have paid hopkins millions of dollars. >> you have essentially become dr. no. you never find. >> i do find black lung. >> not according to what we have seen. >> reporter: according to available records from the last 13 years, examined by abc news and the center for peb integrity, of 1,573 case
their son's final moments. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: this is the surveillance video that the u.s. attorney here has now asked the fbi to study tonight, from that cold afternoon. 17-year-old kendrick johnson, in the white shirt, walks into a busy high school gym in georgia, and never walks back out. >> it's one step closer to finding out what happened to my son. >> reporter: what happens next wasn't caught on camera. the sheriff, the school system and a state pathologist all say that johnson most likely dropped a shoe into a rolled up gym mat and then suffocated trying to get it out. johnson's family refuses to believe this, and they've now convinced their u.s. attorney to help. >> at this time, i am of the opinion that a sufficient basis exists for my office to conduct a formal review of the facts and investigation surrounding the death of kendrick johnson. >> reporter: the parents hired their own medical examiner who said this was a killing, blunt force trauma to the neck. when they exhumed his body, many of his internal organs were missing. authorities blamed the f
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